Work begins on Rowditch Lane

Work has started on six new council houses in Rowditch Lane, with old garages demolished to make way for five three-bedroom and one two-bedroom houses which will play a part in the decant from the Winstanley and York Estates.

The properties are to rehouse people as part of the nearby Winstanley and York Road estates regeneration while their current homes are demolished and their new ones are built on their estates.

Cllr Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Wandsworth Council has been creating new homes for years by making better use of spaces like old garages, boiler rooms or undercrofts.

“This not only makes more efficient use of council land, but in this case supports a major regeneration scheme to provide more than 2,000 new homes in the area, including hundreds for sale, shared ownership and more than 100 additional council homes.”

Planning permission for the Rowditch Lane redevelopment was granted last year, and the new homes are expected to be completed by contractor Thomas Sinden and available from Summer 2018.

The regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road estates will provide more than 2,000 new homes with development partner Taylor Wimpey during the next ten years.

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